Sugar Snap Peas with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce

  • Serves: 4: 1/2 cup peas and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving


Description

In just a couple of minutes, you can enjoy a colorful and tasty side dish that is perfect to serve with grilled flank steak or stir-fried chicken tenders.

Ingredients

8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed (about 2 cups)
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup apricot all-fruit spread
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)

Cooking Instructions

In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine the peas and water.

In a small microwaveable bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except the sesame seeds until the cornstarch is dissolved.

Microwave the peas and the sauce, both covered, on 100 percent power (high)  for 1 1/2 minutes, or until the peas are cooked and the sauce is warmed through and thickened. Drain the peas.

Spoon the peas into small bowls. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.



Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
72
Total Fat
0g
Saturated Fat
0g
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0g
Monounsaturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
1mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Fiber
2g
Sugar
11g
Protein
2g

Dietary Exchanges


1 vegetable, 1/2 other carbohydrate



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